The Almeida Theatre announces a run of live stream performances for The Tragedy of Macbeth

The Tragedy of Macbeth

Five performances of Yaël Farber’s production will be streamed between Wednesday 27– Saturday 30 October, with the actors performing live from the theatre each night. The film will be produced by North South Culture following their work on the acclaimed live stream run of Hymn in February.

Also announced today is an extension for in-person performances, with the run now finishing on Saturday 27 November.

Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold said, “We’re delighted that so many people have booked to see The Tragedy of Macbeth in-person at the Almeida. However, there are still large numbers of audience members for whom getting to the theatre is impossible, either because they are shielding or because they can’t travel to London. Through streaming, we can take the show to them. Macbeth will be streamed live from the theatre into people’s homes all around the world for five performances from 27 – 30 October. For those who want to see the production in-person, we are also offering another week’s worth of performances from 22 – 27 November. We’re hugely grateful to the whole Macbeth company for making all of this possible.”

Tickets for the live stream go on sale today from midday for Friends and from 3pm to the general public. Tickets for the extension week of in-person performances go on sale to Gold, Silver and Bronze Friends on Monday 18 October, Almeida Friends on Wednesday 20 October and to the general public from Thursday 21 October.


by William Shakespeare

Directed by Yaël Farber; Set: Soutra Gilmour; Costume: Joanna Scotcher; Light: Tim Lutkin

Sound: Peter Rice; Composer: Tom Lane; Movement: Emily Terndrup

Friday 1 October – Saturday 27 November 2021

Press night: Thursday 14 October 7pm

Live stream: Wednesday 27 October – Saturday 30 October

“Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.”

A little later than nowin the ruins of a theatre, three witches make a prophecy.

A warrior and his wife enter the darkness. A war begins.

Yaël Farber directs an elemental production about a world in transformation, the shadows in all of us, and one couple’s spine-chilling quest for power.  

Cast: Michael AbubakarRoss AndersonAoife BurkeEmun ElliottDiane FletcherWilliam GauntAkiya HenryMaureen HibbertReuben JosephGareth KennerleyValerie LilleyJames McArdleAdam McNamaraRichard Rankin and Saoirse Ronan, with the children played by Myles GrantJamie-Lee MartinHenry MeredithDereke OladeleEmet Yah Khai and K-ets Yah Khai.

Yaël Farber is an internationally acclaimed director and playwright, whose recent work includes Hamlet (St Ann’s Warehouse, New York);Blood Wedding (Young Vic), Knives in Hens (Donmar Warehouse) and Les Blancs (National Theatre). 


Friday 1 October – Saturday 27 November 2021

The Tragedy of Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

Directed by Yaël Farber

Press night: Thursday 14 October 7pm

Live stream: Wednesday 27 October – Saturday 30 October

Performance times:  For Live Stream: 7pm evening and 1:30pm matinee.

Tickets:                      From £10

                                    Live stream: £15 / £25

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Access                       There will be captioned and Audio Described streams.

Captioned performance:

                                    Thursday 11 November 7pm

                                    Audio described performance:

                                    Saturday 6 November 2pm